Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 10 to 16 [Updated]

Worldwide Hardware Estimates for May 10 to 16 [Updated] - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 May 2020 / 3,038 Views

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console worldwide with 373,459 consoles sold for the week ending May 16, according to VGChartz estimates. 

The PlayStation 4 was the second best-selling console with sales of 224,575 consoles sold. This was followed by the Xbox One with 89,252 units, and the Nintendo 3DS with 7,331 units. 

Nintendo Switch sales compared to the same week a year ago are up 208,522 units (126.43%). The PlayStation 4 is up 29,856 units (15.33%), the Xbox One is up 46,588 units (109.20%), and the 3DS is down 13,442 units (-64.71%).

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One - Worldwide Hardware Estimates - VGChartz

Global hardware estimates (Followed by lifetime sales):

  1. Switch - 373,459 (57,032,217)
  2. PlayStation 4 - 224,575 (110,707,279)
  3. Xbox One - 89,252 (47,714,378)
  4. 3DS - 7,331 (75,262,878)
Americas (US, Canada, Latin America) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 196,087
  2. PlayStation 4 - 77,922
  3. Xbox One - 66,777
  4. 3DS - 4,420
Europe hardware estimates:
  1. PlayStation 4 - 114,744
  2. Nintendo Switch - 87,201
  3. Xbox One - 17,289
  4. 3DS - 1,710
Asia (Japan, mainland Asia, Middle East) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 76,888
  2. PlayStation 4 - 24,607
  3. 3DS - 1,110
  4. Xbox One - 536
Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) hardware estimates:
  1. Switch - 13,283
  2. PlayStation 4 - 7,302
  3. Xbox One - 4,650
  4. 3DS - 91

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

trunkswd (on 22 May 2020)

Adjustments have been made across the board, so I've gone ahead and updated this article with the new figures.


tripenfall (on 21 May 2020)

If only Nintendo could produce more consoles the numbers would be much different. The Switch is nigh on impossible to find here at the moment. Covid might really hurt the lifetime Switch sales as I feel like 2020 was set up to be their year. With the new consoles coming 2021 might not be as lucrative for the big N as this year could have been....


Bofferbrauer2 (on 22 May 2020)

Nintendo is increasing the production already, but it takes time for those to ship. But I think soon the first ones will hit the shelves and then sales will be way up again.


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OTBWY (on 22 May 2020)

I think post covid there will be an insatiable hunger still for the Switch, but production will be up to speed again so demand shall be met.


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